Federico H. ‘Freddie’ Martinez, 77

Federico H. "Freddie" Martinez of Sheboygan, formerly of Fredonia and Cedarburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2013, at Meadow View Manor in Sheboygan. He was 77 years old.

Freddie was born March 2, 1935, in San Antonio, the son of Ventura Martinez and Catina Garza. On Nov. 30, 1957, he was united in marriage with Penelope Doman in Illinois. She preceded him in death in 2008. For many years, Freddie worked at Tecumseh Products in Grafton. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and classic cars.

He is survived by his two children, Tina Martinez of Hamilton, Mont., and Federico "J.R." (Lori) Martinez of Grafton. He is further survived by grandchildren, David (Shannon) Calenberg, Taylor Calenberg, Mike Merkel and Dennis Merkel; sister, Goya Martinez of San Antonio; other relatives and friends.

Another grandson, Andrew Calenberg, preceded him in death.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Mequon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Ozaukee County Humane Society.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.